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Cabbage Key

Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, FL
+1 239-283-2278
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Type: Islands
Owner description: Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL in the Pine Island Sound. The Inn, built in the 1940's by the family of... more » Owner description: Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL in the Pine Island Sound. The Inn, built in the 1940's by the family of Mary Roberts Rinehart, now houses our famous Restaurant & Dollar Bill Bar and six guest rooms. The rooms in the Inn are all different with old Florida charm - they do not have TVs, phones, or refrigerators. We have seven cottages on the island, ranging from a 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage to 3 bedroom/3 bath waterfront units. All cottages have refrigerators, televisions (no cable) and coffee makers, some units have full kitchens. Our restaurant is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. If you want to relax on a beach...we do not have one here. But, Cayo Costa is a close kayak or boat ride away. This is a great retreat to discover "Old Florida", relax with a book, fish from our docks & watch the boats go by. « less
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Alexandria, VA
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180 reviews 180 reviews
83 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Cabbage Key is easy mooring and has a welcoming bar and restaurant. It's very laid back (Jimmy Buffett visited in the old days, but despite eating cheeseburgers here, the rumor that the song was penned on Cabbage Key, is just that). The house drink is delicious, and while this was a short stop for us late in the afternoon, they... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We went out to Cabbage key on Captive cruises, nice trip on a comfortable boat. Since one of our party was disabled, they sent a golf cart down to pick him up, it is equipped to handle a wheelchair. The restaurant on Cabbage key is fun and the interior is papered with dollar bills. You write your name on one... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you and your party had a nice visit to Cabbage Key. I am happy to hear that your friend was able to utilize our accessible golf cart. If you call the main Cabbage Key number when you enter the channel, a member of our team will drive down to the dock and give a... More

Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We rented a boat from North Captiva Island and spent a day on the water. When we got hungry we headed to Cabbage Key, parked our boat at the marina, and walked into an awesome restaurant covered in dollar bills. Make sure to leave your signed dollar on the wall! It's a must do for anyone staying in the area.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your day out on the boat and lunch at Cabbage Key! Hope you can visit us again soon! More

Sarasota, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had such a wonderful time at Cabbage Key over Mother's Day weekend. Everyone was so friendly from the dockmaster to the bartender. They even helped us carry our cooler to our room. We stayed in room 1 of the inn and it was just perfect. Clean, cool and quiet until breakfast. The food was delicious, the staff extremely friendly.... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon! More

Washington, DC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was glad we visited here just to say we did it but as a destination there was nothing to do but eat lunch until the water taxi took us back. The day was beautiful so we climbed the water tower to look out over the water & neighboring islands. We walked around the rustic "path" which was not very... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your trip to Cabbage Key. Cabbage Key is a 100 acre Island located 5 miles off of Pine Island in the Pine Island Sound. There are different ways to get to the Island and if you call the reservations department at Cabbage Key we can help you find the most convenient transportation and the mode... More

Savannah, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Cheeseburger is the bomb. The view is the bomb. This place is the bomb. Must get to by boat. Jimmy Buffet hangs out here. The staff was great.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

I am glad you think we are the Bomb!! Come see us again soon! More

Hot Springs
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Simple food, nothing fried. The grilled chicken sandwich was great, but people say the cheeseburger is the bomb. Jimmy Buffett apparently visit a lot, so the locals say.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit! Hope to see you soon! More

Leyden, MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

It's true! It really is a cheeseburger in paradise. The cheeseburger was great--a thick burger with all the trimmings. All this, and in a beautiful setting overlooking the water with Floyd the egret looking on. Not only was the burger delicious, bet the key lime pie that followed was delicious too. A little difficult to get to, but worth the... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at Cabbage Key. Transportation here can be a bit tricky if you are unfamiliar with the area. But, if you call the reservations department at Cabbage Key, they will be happy to help you figure out who to call to get here!! Hope you can visit again soon! More

Highworth, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Our second visit to Cabbage Key and I would still say it is worth a visit. The food in the restaurant was very good, but not cheap, due to its unrivalled position. When your boat stops there at lunch time, you have no other choice if you are hungry. However, the staff are very friendly and relaxed, giving it a... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your recent visit to Cabbage Key! We are happy to have you back and hope you return soon! More

Sebastian, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This was my third visit to cabbage key, and the world famous restaurant, where allegedly the song by Jimmy Buffet was written. The boat ride was great , the island is fun, but the restaurant has lost is luster a long time ago, it is just a nother run down (Expensive) tourist trap. The famous cheeseburgers are long gone, replaced... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Cabbage Key. I am sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your food. I am going to share your comments with our Chef. I do have to tell you that we have never served French fries at Cabbage Key - it's always been Potato... More

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